US to send 1,600 immigration detainees to federal prisons

US to send 1,600 immigration detainees to federal prisons
 

The Trump administration has for the first time begun transferring suspected illegal immigrants to federal prisons, following additional demand for beds.
The transfer of 1,600 detainees underscores the surge in detentions under the President Trump's "zero tolerance" immigration policy.
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said it was a temporary measure until other facilities could be found.
Some 1,000 of the detainees will go to a single prison in California.
Union leaders at prisons in California, Texas, and Washington state told the Reuters news agency they had little... read more

 
8 June 2018 in World News, Views: 64
Source: BBC
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